Alcyon wrote:To play quickly and in time, get a metronome and play triplets (almost 100% of metal songs have triplet beats, not full 4 beats) with your feet, highhat on the first beat of the first triplet, then highhat and snare on the first beat of the second, and so on forever.
Everytime you get really comfortable with one speed (comfortable enough to play that speed locked in without the metronome) then jack up the speed by 25 bpm or something (whatever works for you).
Make sure you have everything locked in though, your feet should be solidly in the same position on the pedals, not flying everywhere, and you should be really solid, no mistakes, before you jack up the speed.
Only way really to increase your speed.
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there are alot of metal songs with triplet beats, but theyre are just as many with straight 4/4 double bass beats. so definately pactice both. and as for making sure your feet dont move around on the footboards thats just not true. sometimes when im playing my feet are all over the footboard using a technique very similar to tim yeung. watch this video http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMOj9tHdhhY